Series: Age of Exilum #1
Author: Lynn Michaels
Publication Date: April 22, 2019
Length: 219 pages
Reviewed by Truus
WAR IS COMING… the angels of Osestra and the demons of Exilum are preparing for the final battle to be played out in Manna, the human realm, and one young man is caught in the middle.
Vern Swain may be the key to everything.Vern is a country boy dreaming of seeing his name up in lights. He runs away to become a star. His journey is just beginning, but it takes him in unusual directions…right in the path of his guardian demon.
Teague, son of Xaphan is a demon of Exilum charged with ruining Vern's life, but he just can't do it. He's confronted by his family, and forced to choose sides.
War is coming, but who's fighting for Manna?
Vern at the age of sixteen has only one friend, Sean. Vern, abused by his father and bullied by the kids from school, is just miserable. He has one goal: at eighteen he will run and go to Miami to be an actor. Without a word Vern escapes from home and starts his journey to Miami with nothing in his bag or pockets.
When Sean finds out Vern is missing he is on his way to find him and gets unexpected company.
He can’t interfere, can’t show his real form, he has to stay in the shadows, Teague is coming from a whole other realm. As Vern’s Demon, he has a task and this involves ruining Vern’s life so he’ll hate humanity, only he can’t do it because Vern is different, and Teague likes Vern. Zepher, Teague’s twin brother isn’t happy with this, they have to conquer Manna (Earth) with help from humans.
There is more going on! Nothing is what it looks like with family, demons, and angels.
“Ciyä Miros (see-ya me-rose)”
It’s quite difficult to describe this story without giving the story line away. Like the blurb says: the War is coming... the angels of Osestra and the demons of Exilum are preparing a final battle to be played out on Manna, one human is in the middle.
There are a few stories running parallel which involves Vern and Teague, Sean and Tucker and we get some insight about the realms, their purpose, and residents.
We don’t get to know the whole picture and we don’t get to know how it all will go. But the story reveals enough to get you intrigued to know more.
The world building was well thought out and made it into an intriguing story. The way of writing was clear and made the story understandable.
When you keep in mind there will be a continuation than it’s easy to accept not everything is developed and in time we will know more of Vern, Teague, Sean, and Tucker and the battle of Demons and Angels.
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My favorite trope is partners to lovers (military/ law enforcement).ReplyDelete